Monday, April 5, 2010

Red Sox Win Roller-Coaster Game (1-0)

Yes! The Red Sox beat the Yankees last night on Opening Day by a high score of 9-7! They came back from a 1-5 deficit and beat the Yankees with some late inning heroics. Dustin Pedroia (right) smacked a- no other way to put this- monster over the Green Monster in a 2-run homer that tied the game at 7 in the 7th inning. Kevin Youkilis also made some fantastic, gritty plays, including a 2-run triple in the 6th inning that tied the score at 5 and also sprinting home on a passed ball in the 7th to give the Sox an 8-7 lead, their first of the night. Marco Scutaro (2-3, 1 RBI), Mike Cameron (2-3), and Adrian Beltre (1-3, 2 RBI) each played well last night. Josh Beckett, on the other hand, was not good. He allowed 5 runs through 4.2 innings, striking out out 2 and allowing 8 hits to give him a 9.64 ERA. On the lighter side, when it looked ike he should've lost the game, he didn't! This is thanks to Joe Girardi's confidence in C..C. Sabathia who started faltering late and after doing very well through 4, he ended up with 5 runs in 5.1 innings, an 8.44 ERA. I can't believe it! The Sox came back and they are 1-0.

1 comment:

  1. YEAH BABY! What a way to start the season -- first-rate play all around. Let's keep it up guys.